Monthly Archives: August 2015

Technology for Sustainable Development: Towards Innovative Value Driven Solutions

By Joost Monks, NORRAG, Geneva. On 8 July 2015, at the United Nations Headquarters, the UN Academic Impact Initiative (UNAI)[1] and Amrita University[2] (India) co-hosted a one-day conference on Technology for Sustainable Development. NORRAG was invited to participate and joined over 700 participants … Continue reading

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The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Education and Decent Work

By Myles A Wickstead, the Open University and King’s College London, advisor to Hand in Hand International and Honorary Vice-President of VSO. On 2 August, Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was agreed by UN member-states and … Continue reading

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Skills Development vs. TVET vs. Education vs. Work: Who is the Winner after Shanghai, Incheon and Kuala Lumpur Conferences?

By Michel Carton, NORRAG. The participants[1] at the 3rd International Congress on Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) (May 2012) adopted the Shanghai Consensus: Transforming TVET, Building Skills for Work and the Future, where they note “the ongoing conceptual … Continue reading

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NORRAG NEWS 52: Reflections on the World Education Forum / Financing Education and Skills

By NORRAG. The August 2015 issue of NORRAG News (NN) – NN52 – covers two topics: It contains 13 articles that reflect critically on the World Education Forum (WEF), just held in Incheon, South Korea during 18-22 May 2015. It … Continue reading

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Drifting Basis for International Norms in the 3rd Financing for Development Conference

By Zhang Chun, Shanghai Institutes for International Studies. The 3rd Financing for Development (FfD) conference has just concluded (July 16th 2015) and agreed an action plan. While there is much criticism on the hallmark failure of the conference to agree … Continue reading

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Quality Education – at all Levels – for Everyone? Education in the Outcome Document on Post-2015 Development Goals

By NORRAG. Yesterday the Outcome Document of the September 2015 UN Summit to adopt the post-2015 development agenda, Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, was adopted by consensus (and much applause) at the UN in New York. … Continue reading

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